Being a part of a professional association is an integral step in building your Career Portfolio.
Whatever your discipline may be, having access to a professional organization in your field can help you in countless ways.
For example, many organizations hold seminars for their members to inform them about trends and changes within the industry. Attending these meetings present great opportunities to expand your professional network. Not sure about networking? Check out the Career Development Centre Networking Guide on Career Hub for advice.
Many professional organizations offer discounted student rates, take advantage of these before you graduate!
Please visit the Career Hub for a complete list of the following professional associations are categorized by industry.
- Advertising, Marketing & Communications
- Alternative Medicine
- Arts/Culture (for Music see below)
- Chambers of Commerce/Boards of Trade
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- International Business
- Multimedia/Graphic Design
- Project Management
- Public Relations
- Small Business/Entrepreneurship
- Supply Chain & Operations Management
- Women's Organizations
- Women in Business
- Networking & Mentorship